COVID-19 has presented an unprecedented challenge for social care. There is an extraordinary amount of work taking place with local authorities and care providers, working in partnership with the NHS to provide care and support for the many people who need it, helping to keep people safe.
It is a key government priority to ensure that care home providers are supported through this COVID-19 pandemic. Middlesbrough Council has been in daily communication with local care home providers throughout this difficult time, however as we move forward it is essential that we seek to ensure appropriate support, including clinical support and infection control is available to care homes locally. This can be achieved through a system-wide response.
In May 2020 the government requested a short overview of current activity and support from system partners. Middlesbrough Council's response is published here, along with the current level of access to our existing support offer. Middlesbrough Currently has 45 homes in operation.